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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2018, 03:53:00 pm »
Beautiful!
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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #61 on: June 15, 2018, 03:09:17 am »
Another magnificent Nikolaiko museum piece!

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2018, 10:27:10 am »
  Hey Guys,

  Here is the finishing stage of the Mosquito build. It is pretty much complete as I did go a little bit further than normal prior to a test flight. Although I have had some set backs especially regarding the flap horn not holding on the wire, I believe that problem is now fixed. The positive to this is that I am able to cut into the nacelle and address the problem pretty rapidly and still have the nacelle cleanup pretty easy. Awe, the beauty of working with balsa wood!
 

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2018, 12:57:32 pm »
Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see it doing some low fly-bys.


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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2018, 01:16:37 pm »
Fantastic job man. Good work.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2018, 03:16:26 pm »
Magic, Glenn!

When’s the test flight - would love to be there!

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2018, 07:23:55 pm »
   Thanks Guys,
   I am just debating whether to add a separate bec. That will be a quick job and then, wait for a cooler day with a good north or south (more or less ) wind.

 
 

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2018, 08:39:09 pm »
Looks great!...especially the spinners...three blade and blunt like a real Mossie! Geoffery would approve. Looking forward to seeing it majestically patrolling the skies over Rogo...as long as it doesn't get lost...there's no navigator!
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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2018, 04:34:00 pm »
Good job Glenn.  It makes me wish i had done mine.  Maybe i should bring the Hurricane down. 

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2018, 10:30:27 am »
   Thanks Bill,
    I think the navigator will be more essential for the long distance mission. This is only the test flight, plus....I still need to find one!

   I have to say that I am always blown away by the power of the DX18 radio. The two identical esc's were not syncing up when applying throttle which of course was leading to a major pull to the left, but this radio has a balance feature which allowed for that nasty condition to be tuned right out. Now when the throttle is applied, the aircraft moves nice and even.

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  Would love to see that Hurricane up close, I think it would great if you did bring the Hurricane down.
  Your Mosquito would make a great winter build this year!
 

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2018, 06:15:34 pm »
Successful maiden flight! Glenn will elaborate.

These are the best photos I could get with my iphone.

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2018, 06:37:46 pm »
Looks fantastic.  Congratulations Glenn.  Another fine job.  I am looking forward to seeing it fly too!

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2018, 08:21:12 pm »
  Thanks for the photos Michael!

 As with every new build, you never quite know what to expect. Well I am pleased to report that the Mosquito was well behaved and predictable in flight. I pre trimmed the rudder before flight, but I do not recall actually touching any trims though out the flight or landing. There are a few issues though and with a bit of work should be a large improvement. The tail gear requires a redesign and the main gear will get tapped and threaded to bolt and secure struts to the horizontal bar. I will post more photos as the work progresses. Other than that, I think that it will be fun to start the final phase of painting and detailing.

 Now it is time to celebrate with an ice cold beer!!!
 

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2018, 08:59:05 am »
Looks great Glenn, hope you can bring it up to Orangeville to fly after pylon racing.

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Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2018, 10:55:48 am »
nice... looks like you got her ready just in time for the warbird event (07/22) :)
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